Disney just announced that Captain Marvel is officially in production, and the cast list contains some very intriguing and surprising names.
Brie Larson, star of Captain Marvel, does some research with Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Image: Disney
They are Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace and Clark Gregg, all of whom have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before. Since Captain Marvel is set in the '90s, features the Skrulls, and will have some kind of SHIELD connection (Samuel L. Jackson is also back), it seems likely Hounsou and Pace could be reprising their Guardians of the Galaxy roles as Korath and Ronan, and Gregg could be back in action as Agent Coulson, of Avengers and Agents of SHIELD fame.
"The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races," the press release says. "Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
So does the fact Ronan is in this hint we're going to see the Kree-Skrull war? How does SHIELD react when they become aware of Captain Marvel? Is Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter not a part of this? (Please let her be a part of this!) Will the Avengers ever learn Coulson is still alive in current times? And when will audiences see how Captain Marvel meets back up with the events of the modern MCU? There are so many questions and we eagerly anticipate the answers.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel also stars Brie Larson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan and Jude Law. It opens in the US 8 March 2019.